U.S. Medical Device Outsourcing Market Analysis By Application (Class I, Class II, Class III), By Services (Consulting, Product Design & Development, Product Testing, Product Implementation, Product Upgrade, Product Maintenance Services) And Segment Forecasts To 2022

Published: November 2015 | ISBN Code: 978-1-68038-600-4 | Report Format: PDF

Industry Insights

The U.S. medical device outsourcing market size was valued at USD 13.4 billion in 2014. Key drivers of the market include rising demand for medical devices and subsequent rise in demand for cost containment. Furthermore, associated benefits such as reduction in production cost and focus on core competencies by the organizations are expected to propel the growth over the forecast period.

Growing complexities in product engineering coupled with an increase in small sized manufacturers are expected to present this market with future growth opportunities. Rapidly increasing geriatric population base prone to chronic medical conditions are also anticipated to drive market growth by widening the target patient base.

The medical device industry is currently facing challenging headwinds. Sharp cutbacks in the public spending in the U.S. is a major issue faced by medical devices manufacturers. Increasing price, profitability pressure, growing competition coupled with high degree of industry maturity has a great impact on this market.

The increasing incidence rate of cardiovascular diseases, traumatic injuries, and cancers is expected to boost demand for surgeries and in turn surgical equipment is expected to grow, thereby propelling overall industry growth.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics in 2009, approximately 48 million surgical procedures were performed in the US. As per the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, approximately 3.1 million people in the U.S had cosmetic surgery in 2011 and the number is expected to increase further over the forecast period.

U.S. medical device outsourcing market, by application, 2012-2022 (USD Million)

U.S. medical device outsourcing market

Application Insights

Key application segments of the U.S. medical device outsourcing market are class I, class II and class III. Class II medical devices held 48.4% of the share in 2014 and it is expected to witness the fastest growth at a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period.

These equipment possess lower risk potential of injury or life threat to the patients which include infusion pumps, powered wheelchairs, surgical drapes and other minimal risk equipment. Relatively simpler technologies, compared to class III and moderate risk make this equipment class as most outsourced one.

Services Insights

Product design and development services dominated the outsourcing market in 2014 with over 25.0%. Product design and development is the most capital extensive manufacturing phase and therefore, expected to witness the highest rates of outsourcing.

Outsourcing of medical equipment manufacturing involves attainment of licenses and regulatory compliances which is done by the third party. Regulatory services held the second largest share and are an extremely popular service in the industry.

Along with the regulatory service, the consultants also helps in implementing a competitive strategy, wherein the device development costs, development cycles, and profitability concerns are also met. Outsourcing of such facilities helps the manufacturing firm and companies in focusing on the core competency and also provides for excellent rapport with the regulatory agency officials and reviewers.

Product implementation services are expected to grow at lucrative CAGR of over 11.0%. Growing adoption of process overlapping as a profitable option and the simultaneous execution of product design and implementation processes are some factors accounting for its rapid growth.

Competitive Insights

Accellent Inc., Active Implants Corporation LLC, MDMI Technologies Inc., Kinetics Climax, Inc, Omnica Corporation, Teleflex Medical OEM, and Avail Medical Products, Inc are some major players operating in the U.S. medical device outsourcing market. The players are constantly involved in providing a wide range of these services and equipment which can be an effective cost curbing tool for recipient organization.

Participants are also involved in mergers and acquisitions in order to increase penetration. For example, In February 2014, Accellent Inc. announced the acquisition of Lake Region Medical. This collaboration enabled the company to create a leading interventional vascular business in the widened geographic territory of the U.S.

 

Key question answered by the report
  • What was the market size from 2013 to 2015?
  • What will be the market growth till 2024 and what will be the resultant market forecast in the year?
  • How will the market drivers, retraints and future opportunieties affect the market dynamics and a subsequent analysis of the associated trends?
  • What segment and region will drive or lead market growth and why?
  • A comprehensive mapping of the competitive landscape and the market participants behavior.
  • What are the key sustainability strategies adopted by market players? An in-depth analysis of these strategies and their impact on competition and growth.
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